Corsia’s vehicle of the day: Amphicar

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If you’ve been trying to decide whether to buy a car or a boat, then Amphicar may just be the solution to your dilemma. The brainchild of Hanns Trippel and descendant of the military Schwimmwagen, Amphicar was the world’s first mass-produced amphibious vehicle.

In 1961, “The car that swims” made a splash at the 1961 New York Auto Show. And although the idea of the amphibious vehicle may have sounded fascinating, it was not enough to entice the American drivers. Between ...

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GM Strike: How it affected various industries

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History knows events, which cause such ripples that we feel them years, if not decades into the future. It seems like, with the rise of technology and the progress of society, such monumental impacts become even likelier. In other words, even a little wave has the potential of causing a tsunami.

Ford, for instance, has also met the scrutiny of the United Automobile Workers. Although a tentative deal has been reached in a much quicker manner, this only goes to show ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: 1960 Chevy Impala

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How does the 1960 Chevy Impala differ from previous models?

Under the motto “Space, Spirit, Splendor,” 1960 Chevy Impala received new features like an electric brake parking light, electric clock, and back-up lights. Cruise control and a six-way power seat were also among the newly added elements. Let’s not forget the “Speedminder” – a short-lived, but useful feature that would buzz when the driver exceeded a pre-set speed limit. The Chevy design team also replaced the flamboyant cats’-eyes-resembling tail lights with ...

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Toyota Corolla: The most faithful car

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The Corolla has been recognized as one of the most reliable, economical and durable cars in the world ever since Toyota touched US soil in April of 1968. But why? What is the reason millions of people worldwide consider it their most faithful car?

Some think car reliability is a myth, and yet we have vehicles like the trusty Toyota Corolla. In fact, the marque has a few other models that also garner such thoughts and feelings. ...

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October 24, 1975 – DeLorean was founded

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On October 24, 1975, John DeLorean – a handsome engineer and automobile industry executive founded The DeLorean Motor Company (DMC). The company’s less-than-a-decade-history was anything but a smooth ride.

DMC went bankrupt in 1982, and the U.S. government charged its founder with cocaine trafficking (following trial, the court acquitted John DeLorean of all charges). The DMC’s only produced automobile ended up an underdog among sports/GT cars and received heavy critique for lack of power and practicality as ...

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Cars and kids – Reconciling two accounts

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Doesn’t it seem that once you have kids, you become a different person? And we understand, why it happens. More responsibilities, more duties, less free time, less quiet time. Less me-time as a whole. And somewhere in that lifestyle, you may need to fit your passion for cars as well. Can your love for cars and kids coexist? Let’s find out.

One of the biggest moments in a person’s life is when they are expecting a baby… and they know they ...

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Overlanding – the hardcore way to travel

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For most of history, the urge to travel was not something one could act upon. Most folks lived where they were born, and would have been considered lucky to explore even a bit of their own country. Nowadays, we find that hard to imagine. Tourism continues to grow with virtually everyone being a traveler.

However, we can make the argument that traveling has actually become too easy. It used to be a special experience, something you had to plan extensively. Now ...

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These cheap muscle cars will make you feel rich

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Still, having a good muscle car does not have to be a burden. Of course, you have to search a bit more and be prepared for a few compromises. What are we talking about? The second-hand market offers high-performance classic cars at a fraction of their regular price.

We have looked around and found five cheap, yet high-quality muscle cars, which can serve you as a starting point. Want to see them?

The classic market offers plenty of good deals on muscles, ...

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Kit car: build it – ship it!

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Jump back to your childhood with a memory of assembling your favorite toy car. You know how it is supposed to look, and you have all the pieces in front of you. You just need to put them together.

Now that you have that idea, building a kit car has pretty much the same concept. Except that this time, it’s a real-size driveable vehicle. You need to get the spare parts, engine and transmission. Add to that an available donor vehicle, ...

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The cars Americans want that Europeans have

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This is why I find it fascinating that although cars dominate the scene, their kind varies from country to country. The Lada Zhiguli that we have transported from Europe makes this crystal clear. The model can be seen quite frequently in the Eastern parts of the Old Continent. Here in the States though? You can probably count them on your fingers!

Of course, you can expect that with vintage cars. We have some that Europeans want and ...

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